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PMU, without even a face-to-face medical

Prost92

Newbie
Any idea where to go from here? I waited months only to hear back that I am permanently medically unfit without ever having been assessed by a Capita doctor in person. Is this normal?

Already passed my fitness, eye test, and security clearance.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
It is not uncommon for medical records to be reviewed and the applicant to be found "unfit for service" without attending a face to face medical.

Technically your application should not have been permitted to progress to PJFT if not passed fit, but often what happens is the applicant tells their careers adviser that the doctor told them they had "Passed everything..." but miss out the "except I need to write to your GP about ... " bit. Sometimes the Medical Examiner makes an error in passing someone fit for service only to later have to retract that decision upon review by the service medical authorities at the receiving new entry training establishment.

The first thing to do is write a letter in reply to your medical rejection letter to enquire why you were found unfit for service (if you don't know already) and request they advise under what, if any circumstances you could in future meet the medical standards for entry. The letter should find it's way to the Service Entry Medical Cell for definitive guidance.

This way, you will find out whether permanent means permanent (ie; 'not appeal-able') or whether it means "permanent unless the following applies....". (ie: it could just be a matter of being a determined period free from treatment, recurrence or restrictions. Then again it may need expert medical evidence and fitness diaries, etc., to prove you are fully fit to enter the rigours of training).

Good luck.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Hi bud... Was just wondering what was the reason they gave you as to marking you PMU?..
There are dozens & dozens of reasons with regard reasons why someone may be made unfit for entry. The danger is assuming that someone passed fit with an outwardly similar condition to someone medically unfit is grounds for an appeal.

In my experience those declared unfit often make light and trivialise the underlying reason behind the medical decision and similarly those passed fit can over-egg the perceived significance of their condition.

We often hear people make the mind-numbingly bone statement "I was too honest".

By way of example, I've heard people with multiple suicide attempts describe their condition as a single bout of mild depression and equally a person completely deaf in one ear or blind in one eye describe the condition as partial hearing loss or slightly impaired vision. Conversely I've heard someone with a headache describe it as chronic migraine and a person with bronchitis claim they had asthma.
 

Lmw

Newbie
Hi if anyone could help me. I was made TMU due to a viral illness I had about 4 years ago. I was in hospital for 4 days and have not had anything else since or any other problems related to that incident. Capita have asked me for abit more insight into what has happened. Is there a chance I could get Made PMU? Any help would be heavily appreciated.
 

Drakey

War Hero
First of all well done for reactivating a post that is 3 years old.

No one on here can answer that question as it is a medical issue. Just go with the flow and see what the outcome is. Capita want to make sure that you are medically fit before giving you the go-ahead.
 

fishhead

War Hero
Hi if anyone could help me. I was made TMU due to a viral illness I had about 4 years ago. I was in hospital for 4 days and have not had anything else since or any other problems related to that incident. Capita have asked me for abit more insight into what has happened. Is there a chance I could get Made PMU? Any help would be heavily appreciated.
Capita will require more information from your GP. Make sure that your GP responds to any requests.
 
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